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Old 01-07-2019, 01:48 PM
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Default White Sox sign Kelvin Herrera

They agreed to a two-year $18 million deal per Jeff Passan.

https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/statu...62031745961985
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:50 PM
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They agreed to a two-year $18 million deal per Jeff Passan.

https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/statu...62031745961985

Solid move. Like this more than a 3-4 year deal for Ottavino. Low risk, high reward.

Vesting or 3rd year option included I read.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:52 PM
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Solid move. Like this more than a 3-4 year deal for Ottavino. Low risk, high reward.
I agree, Herrera wasn't great with the Nats but was battling a lot of injuries. If he's good he could either help the bullpen or be flipped for some prospects.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:58 PM
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Solid move, with Colome as closer I guess Herrera will be the 8th inning set up man or their roles could be reversed.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:07 PM
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Good move. There's the second veteran arm folks were asking for.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:09 PM
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Pointless move. A non-contending team does not need a veteran bullpen arm on a 2-year contract. But it's not like money is tight on the south side. Maybe he plays well and gets flipped to a contender.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:11 PM
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I thought his velocity was down?
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:13 PM
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I thought his velocity was down?
It's barely down. Plenty of 97-100 MPH pitches last year.

https://www.fangraphs.com/graphs.asp...FA&ymin=&ymax=
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:14 PM
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Pointless move. A non-contending team does not need a veteran bullpen arm on a 2-year contract. But it's not like money is tight on the south side. Maybe he plays well and gets flipped to a contender.
Maybe we won't be a non-contending team much longer.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:16 PM
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It's barely down. Plenty of 97-100 MPH pitches last year.

https://www.fangraphs.com/graphs.asp...FA&ymin=&ymax=
Down from his 102 days, but yeah plenty of juice if he can stay healthy.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:17 PM
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Pointless move. A non-contending team does not need a veteran bullpen arm on a 2-year contract. But it's not like money is tight on the south side. Maybe he plays well and gets flipped to a contender.

I feel like this is point where I usually interject that I hope - barring the Sox shocking us all and contending this year - that Hahn can package Colome, Herrera, and maybe two of our surplus OF prospects, to a contender that needs bullpen help and lacks OF prospects, in exchange for a Top 50 prospect pitcher or catcher.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:17 PM
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Pointless move. A non-contending team does not need a veteran bullpen arm on a 2-year contract. But it's not like money is tight on the south side. Maybe he plays well and gets flipped to a contender.
Ironic. You call it pointless then proceed to make a point for it.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:30 PM
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Seems like a solid move. Now go out and get Ottavino and you're good or at least the bullpen won't be an embarrassment.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:35 PM
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Love it - either we need him and have him or can trade him in July when closers are at a premium
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:39 PM
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Pointless move. A non-contending team does not need a veteran bullpen arm on a 2-year contract. But it's not like money is tight on the south side. Maybe he plays well and gets flipped to a contender.
A move like that tells me they expect to be in the mix... to some degree, at least. I like it.
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